Saturday, April 14, 2018

World Press Photo Contest 2018 – Highlights

From The Guardian.

José Victor Salazar Balza, 28, catches fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, in Caracas. 

Highlights from this year’s World Press Photo competition include Ronaldo Schemidt’s image of a man on fire, which took the top prize.

Environment – singles, first prize

A young southern white rhinoceros is drugged and blindfolded before being released into the wild in the Okavango delta, Botswana. The animal had been relocated from South Africa for protection from poachers
Photograph: Neil Aldridge/EPA

Environment – stories, first prize

A man carries a huge bag of bottles collected for recycling at the Olusosun landfill site in Lagos, Nigeria
Photograph: Kadir Van Lohuizen/Noor Images

Contemporary issues – singles, first prize

A boat carrying tourists from Lagos marina is steered through the canals of Nigeria’s Makoko community, an ancient fishing village that has grown into an enormous informal settlement on the shores of Lagos lagoon
Photograph: Jesco Denzel/EPA

General news – singles, first prize

The bodies of Rohingya refugees are laid out after the boat in which they were attempting to flee Myanmar capsized off the coast of Bangladesh. Around 100 people were onboard; there were 17 survivors
Photograph: Patrick Brown/Panos Pictures

People – singles, first prize

Djeneta, right, has been bedridden and unresponsive for two and a half years, and her sister Ibadeta for more than six months, in Horndal, Sweden. The sisters are Roma refugees from Kosovo who have resignation syndrome, which renders patients immobile, mute and unable to respond to physical stimulus
Photograph: Magnus Wennman/AP

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